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Lilacs in full bloom in Lilacia Park
One of the 200 varieties of lilacs in full bloom, Lilacia Park, Lombard, Illinois. Photo: Vincent Pierri

Lilac Time in Lombard

Located 20 miles west of Chicago's Loop, Lombard was incorporated in 1869 and has grown into a friendly, dynamic, and progressive community. The "Lilac Capital of the World," Lombard is home to magnificent Lilacia Park, designed by famed landscape architect Jens Jensen and containing more than 200 varieties of lilacs, 75,000 tulips and other spring-flowering plants that help usher in Lilac Time in early May.

Originally submitted by: Henry J. Hyde, Representative (6th District).

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